Rockfax Description
Another excellent and popular trip with some airy climbing on the upper wall. Often finished further right, but it was originally done direct, which is a bit harder - 7a. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
6c in guidebook

FA. Mark Pretty, Ian Jones, Quentin Fisher 1985

Hidden 24/Nov/17 TR rpt
adamsriches 11/Nov/17 Lead O/S
supershiny 05/Nov/17 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Rockmonkey1977 01/Oct/17 Lead dnf

Mike thought he'd picked a 6b+ and so I offered to clean it (top rope in to the last 2 qd's). Was finding it hard, then it started raining... Limestone and rain do not mix for optimal conditions! Would like to try this another day in better conditions as the top looked pretty nails, would be interesting to see if its the same when its dry.

Hidden 04/Jul/17 Lead dog
Paul ablitt 13/Jun/17 Lead rpt
The Grist 11/Jun/17 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 11/Jun/17 Lead rpt
johnself1603 06/May/17 TR dog
Hidden 02/May/17 TR O/S
M_Robinson 20/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Retro flash? Got to half height as a kid and wimped out. Guide suggests going right at the top for 6c, but didn't see anything out there so went direct, apparently 7a?

with Ian Robinson
Hidden 26/Mar/17 Lead dog
julesmckim 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Great route. Few hard moves at the top, the hardest being the long reach and small crimp pulling to reach the top, the 7a way I think? 6b+ in our guide!

with paul jenkinson
Hidden 24/Mar/17 Lead RP
Hidden 12/Mar/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/16 TR
Hidden 17/Dec/16 TR
jon_gill1 10/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Nov/16 TR
Paul ablitt 29/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Sarah
dan gibson 27/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Katerina petkova
katy_abra 27/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/16 Lead
Jan.Hrb 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Ales
Chris Wright 28/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/16 Lead rpt
PaulTanton 29/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Really hard finish. The light was fading fast and I couldn't see the holds. Top break was wet and a bit muddy. Great.

with Francis Butler
bigdrew 22/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Very direct line taken all the way, Probably through lack of attention rather than want. Felt desperate..

Paul ablitt 21/Jun/16 Lead rpt
ferdia 13/May/16 TR
thejunglist 18/Feb/16 Lead RP


with Simon Cundy, Timmy G
Stoney Boy 18/Feb/16 Lead O/S

The direct version

with Tim Gould, Jack Gould
Nick205228 ??/2016 Lead
brader-brader 26/Sep/15 Lead dog
Mowglee 26/Aug/15 Lead β
with Krzysztof
pulseroom 20/Aug/15 -
with John Norton
Hidden 01/Aug/15 TR dnf
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Jul/15 Lead dog
Jake Young 25/Jul/15 Lead RP

found this nails, went direct, maybe not 7a but still nails to onsight, hard to see what the actual holds are.

Stroppy 25/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Jake Young
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead β
Neal Jobling 21/Jun/15 Lead RP

Took a lot of effort to get this, hard finish.

john lynch 12/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Neal Jobling 10/May/15 Lead dnf
with John Rensten
rocksol 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S

For some reason thought it was 6B. Puppy and difficult to work out top moves. Hard clips also at top

Somerset swede basher 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Direct finish.

with Adam
Paul ablitt 15/Mar/15 Lead rpt
Kipper-Phil Smith 08/Feb/15 Lead
SED 18/Jan/15 TR RP
Lenny 26/Oct/14 Lead dnf
with Kev
Gibbo 14/Sep/14 TR
with Gareth Cockell
tom.truhelka 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Shane Donnelly
jamiev 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tim Parkinson
AsleepOnBelay 20/Jun/14 Lead

Great moves, a superb mantel and pop to a jug stand out. Should have read the guide first, almost set off on 7a direct finish.

with oxford john, Owen
Paul ablitt 07/Jun/14 Lead
stp 06/Jun/14 Lead β

Very blind move to reach last bolt - fortunately the key hold was pointed out to me by a climber on an adjacent route. Probably would have failed had it not been for that. Seemed quite a bit harder than the route to the left: Private Prosecution.

with Julie
MD 03/May/14 Lead dog

Was clean to the penultimate clip then couldn't work out the next sequence. Wasn't pumped but had to lean back on the rope to work out what to do. Finished direct.

with Jo
Paul ablitt 27/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 27/Apr/14 Lead rpt
morganator 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead RP
Paul ablitt 24/Oct/13 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 05/Oct/13 Lead rpt
with Gill
Paul ablitt 01/Oct/13 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 03/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Hidden 24/Jun/13 Lead dog
Paul ablitt 21/Jun/13 Lead
Chris Wright 17/Feb/13 Lead
matthomas79 22/Sep/12 TR dog
Tala A 22/Sep/12 TR dog

Tough but fun, tried to go left at the top then realised the crimps were off to the right slightly.

clmbr 21/Aug/12 Lead β
with Guillermo
Brannock 18/Aug/12 Lead dog
Martin Haworth 18/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Got the top bolt clipped then fell off trying to go direct(7a version). Eventually admitted defeat 1m from the chain as I was knackered and wasn't sure where the normal finish goes.

Compo 15/Jul/12 Lead dog

Tried direct 7a version. Bolts out of reach in a number of places - really mean. Didn't enjoy.

with Hannah
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Lead rpt
M_Robinson ?/Jul/12 Lead dnf
with Ian Robinson
jkarran 12/May/12 Lead

OS, hard to read then nasty thin at the top

with Team
GrantB 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Some very tough moves on this one.

with Team York (RELOAD)
petellis 12/May/12 TR dog
with Chuck Norris, Sloth, Cleric James Koran, Alpha Blue
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead dog
Seymore Butt ??/2012 -
Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 Lead dog
Ian Bell 06/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Last route of the day and tired. felt like I was 2 inches too short for every move.

with Jasmina
JRae 01/Aug/11 Lead
with Alan
siemiu 02/Jul/11 TR dnf
payeo20 02/Jul/11 Lead dog

Two rests on the lead then did it clean on top rope after. Really nice moves, hopefully lead it clean on next visit to Horseshoe

Hidden 30/Jun/11 TR rpt
metal arms 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead
Hidden 20/May/11 Lead O/S
tebs 19/May/11 Lead dog

Literally one move from the top on the onsight of the direct finish. Eyeballs level with lower-off. Misread sequence. Utterly frustrating but great route (for Horseshoe)

with Steve, nick mattia
cem 14/May/11 TR

rests at crux

drcorbasisgod 14/May/11 Lead

1 rest

Hidden 08/May/11 Lead dog
DDDD ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Sham
Hidden 28/Mar/11 TR dog
Hidden 28/Mar/11 Lead dnf
lrandall 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S

A real finger-shredder of a move to the lower off (not particuarly fun, altho satifying when you make it). Otherwise really nice moves between adequate rests.

Dan Jenkin 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie Morrison
Andy Peak 1 ??/2011 -
with Arron Thacker
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
bigdrew 06/Dec/10 Lead dog

Spat off the top for the second time.:(

with Liam
Hidden 06/Dec/10 Lead
scottski ?/Oct/10 Lead RP
galpinos 26/Sep/10 Lead dog

Fell of on the last move. Annoying

with Brian
Paul ablitt 04/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead dog
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead dog
Paul ablitt 01/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead dnf
Paul ablitt 25/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Joe Grondowski 18/Aug/10 Lead
leon 15/Aug/10 TR

Found this one OK until close to the top, where I called to be lowered off, dumbfounded

with Steven Davidson
smudge 10/Aug/10 Lead RP
with John St Leger
Phill Mitch 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Did a left hand finish oops, I might have made it a bit harder!

with bleggs, mick
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead
Paul ablitt 28/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 17/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/10 Lead O/S
highrepute 27/Jun/10 Lead dog

1 rest, top move is tricky to OS

Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead dnf
Marti999 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Mick r 17/Jun/10 Lead dog

got to the last move and couldn't work out where to go - book says right but nothing out there. finally found something on the left but too knackered to complete. rest of the route is worth its 2 stars but beware the finish

with big Rob
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/10 Lead rpt
thrutch 28/Mar/10 -
with Brian
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Haszko ??/2010 Lead

Ridiculous final move trying direct, had to use aid point

with Pete Denver
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Milnes 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ben O'Connor
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
NorthernRock ?/Aug/09 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/09 2nd β
Hidden 15/Jul/09 2nd dog
Hidden 15/Jul/09 Lead dog
DanH9883 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Lee
sadams 15/Apr/09 TR
with Eric Hildrew
Derek Furze ??/2009 Lead
Jeronimo 02/Oct/08 Lead dog

very hard high up! There's nothing! The last few moves i had to hoist on the draws to get up. Tough, much harder than Megalithic man to the Right. Also couldn't find the way higher up.

with Rayan
Hidden 10/Sep/08 Lead rpt
morganator 24/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Blonde Tom
morganator 03/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 17/May/08 Lead O/S
with Matt
Brown 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Henry
Hidden 25/Apr/08 Lead dog
Hidden 21/Apr/08 Lead rpt
chiverstom 05/Mar/08 Lead dog
with Dave Turner
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
dave_middleton 18/Sep/07 TR dog

Need to work it. Found crux at the top - er where are the holds ?!

Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 29/May/07 Lead O/S
with Gary Gibson
Hidden 25/May/07 Lead O/S
Stig 19/May/07 -

Got about 2/3rds height. Later TR'ed, with rests, nails.

with Jonathan Teale
Mick B 04/Apr/07 Lead dog
with Rick Asher
Andrew Barker ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead dog
Andrew Sloan 09/Dec/06 TR dog
Alex Mason 28/Sep/06 Lead O/S

good climbing apart from the last move

with mick radford
Hidden 18/Sep/06 TR
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Rob Grant 07/Sep/06 Lead
maybe_si 04/Aug/06 Lead
with charlie
NeilManley ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Ben1983 04/Jul/06 TR O/S
Mark A Humphries 17/Jun/06 Lead RP
with Andy
Hidden 08/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden 24/Jul/05 2nd
Carl Smethurst 28/Mar/05 Lead rpt
with Ian Pickles
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Richard White
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
nige 11/Sep/03 Lead
with nick colton
Hidden 20/Apr/03 Lead
nai ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/02 TR
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/02 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Arnaud Leclerc
phardman 12/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/01 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/01 Lead
steepstuff ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Gary
Hidden 15/Oct/00 Lead
tmawer ??/2000 Lead O/S
with chris king
Hidden ??/2000 -
CrashMat Rob 07/Jul/99 Lead β
with Nicky
CrashMat Rob 26/Jun/99 Lead O/S

Dave started I finished it

with Dave, Nicky
skygodley 27/May/99 Lead O/S
with Julia Bodle
CrashMat Rob 03/May/99 Lead dnf
with Nicky
D Tempest 04/Apr/99 -
with Rick
Andy Edgar ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Hugh Woodland
D Tempest 05/Jul/98 Lead
with Rick
Hidden ?/Jun/98 AltLd
Hidden 17/May/97 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/97 TR
Hidden 03/Sep/96 Lead
uphillnow ??/1996 Lead

For a long time my favorite route here

Neil R 09/Jul/95 2nd
with Richard W
Hidden 06/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/93 2nd dog
Hidden 08/Nov/92 Lead
Steve Crowe 26/Sep/92 Lead O/S
with KM
Hidden 10/May/92 2nd
Hidden 02/May/92 Lead
Hidden 26/Jan/92 Lead
Hidden 26/Jan/92 2nd
Hidden 26/Jan/92 2nd
Hidden 14/Dec/91 Lead rpt
whispering nic ?/Sep/91 -
with slow hand nick
Roget 31/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with mark turnbull
Hidden 21/Jul/91 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/91 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/89 Lead
andybirtwistle 11/Sep/88 Lead
with Mike Arnold
Hidden 21/Aug/88 Lead
Hidden 28/May/88 Lead
Hidden 13/May/88 2nd
Mike Owen 20/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Pete Kirton
Hidden 27/Jun/87 Lead
Billg 23/May/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Hidden 31/Aug/82 Lead rpt
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